grif99

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    • grif99

      Oh, spoo.

      2 years ago

      Yep. Spoo. Babylon 5 reference.
      Honestly, it's the day before Halo 4 releases and I couldn't get Nov.6 off, nor could I get a preorder of the game. I can only get TODAY off. What the fish? Alternative swear words FTW.
      Basically my only hope is to drop in at my brother's house, who despite working full time and having a family, still has tomorrow off. To play Halo 4. Bastard. No Christmas presents for him this year.
      Anyway, I hope that when I do get it I can renew my Live Gold so I can have a bash with some of you peeps online. Plan to see you there! kthxbai

    • grif99

      I Am Elusive Man

      2 years ago

      Nyaah-haaaaaaaaaaaaah!
      Well, shall I let you in on a little secret? I got an A* in my GCSE for English Literature. Meaningless probably, but everyone who encountered them always did like my analyses of shite like Journey's End and my creative writing. Heh, i did my informative writing piece on the firing process of an L85A1 rifle. 40/40, fuck to the yeah.
      Hold on, I need a piss. One minute.
      Christ, that's better. lost about ten stone. What was I talking about again?

      If you believe that this is the thought process going through my mind right now, then you are to be congratulated! you are the proud owner of a low IQ. This is because this journal is not a podcast. It is written, using English lettering and language. It would b a stretch even for me to fail to read what I just wrote above this.
      The point I was going to make was, I have decided on a new career path. Author. And from there, a stepping stone to doing what I've wanted to do since I was ten: make a game series or seven. getting filthy rich off a successful series would be practically a side effect, a bridge to more games.. I wanted to make a video game literally to bring my wildly overactive imagination to life, and to fell that feeling I got when I saw that 40/40 mark, and the gushing praise from my English teacher on m literary prowess. Given funding... I bet it could be done. Hence, author. i already own Microsoft Word 2010. The annoyance lies in publishing... but it CAN be done. For once in my life, i believe in the promise of me making my own future.
      Hence why I'm on here sporadically. I haven't even watched RvB since season 9 (though I did watch 6 & 7 a while back). I read something on the internet which actually made me have an epiphany. It said that the universe was all about balance. On the surface, it seemed like just some more internet, £5.96/hr bullshit. But I considered it for a while, and it actually made sense.
      So here's my new-found confidence. My life has been shit. Continually alone, depressed, rejected by all for friendship and by girls for even the merest hint of the idea that my life might possibly not just be a footnote in someone else's story, abandoned by my best friend of 9 years, betrayed by my friends of 7 years, far from my family and seen as little more than a minor nuisance. I would spend weeks spending what little spare change I had buying alcohol and drugs, destroying myself to try and scrub away the inexorable feeling of failure. There have been good times, too. But the ratio of good to bad was like 1:72. to use an obnoxious analogy. To try and live, I made myself a lie. Invented huge swathes of crap with people to try and make myself interesting, but I never had anything to say. And they would find the tiniest piece of information about my past that proved that whatever came out of my mouth was just worthless lies. I was worthless.
      And then I came here. When I was 17, I joined RT and I decided: "no more lies." Things seem to have even got steadily better. I will still always be a college dropout, and when I broke up with Fiona, the anger in that journal post was just there to hide my sadness. I cried myself to sleep for days, the prospect of never knowing someone to love and be loved by again everywhere in my dreams.. I avoided my real life with RT and video games, because it was nicer to drown my life in a world where i could, for a little while, pretend to be Master Chief, saving the galaxy, or the Champion of Cyrodiil, or Gordon Freeman, or Link... and not be some useless cunt who was going to commit suicide before 30.
      But I did come here. And now things are better. So I divulge that Rooster Teeth, and the people who are on it, have literally saved my life, and inspired me to greater things. And after such a categorically sad start to life - did I deserve it? I don't know - if balance is the key, then really, how much worse can it get?
      I used to look sideways with half-closed eyes at people who said "it can only get better." But really, what is there left to get worse? I'm sure there's people worse off than me. That didn't make me happy, and it never would. I can just entertain hope, for the first time in my 21 years on this mortal coil.
      Hope. It's underrated.
      So from now on, I'm no longer going to be a failure.

    • grif99

      Lost most faith in our species.

      2 years ago

      And I'll show you why.
      This monstrosity.
      It is far too well-spoken to be your regular CoD fanboy. Logical and factual fallacies aside, this demon continues to believe that CoD is superior, original and everything else is a copy of it.
      Such as "Dead Space was released in 2010" (Um... it was 2008) and "Zombie games were popularised by CoD5's zombie mode" (House of the Dead anyone?)
      Luckily some of the accomplices thereof have been banned by Youtube for what would appear to be... hate crimes. (Against Prey 2?) The obvious conclusion?

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      The very fact that such a specimen exists among us proves that we don't deserve to rule this planet. It's a wonder no-one's invoked Godwin's law yet.

      ***

      On the other fronts though, I just recovered from diarrhoea and vomiting due to what would appear to be an egg done over easy. Bloody hell. I also got the newest Deus Ex and Serious Sam, and boy, they're fun.

      Also, one wonders why Google Chrome (owned by Google) thinks Youtube (owned by Google) is a misspelling.

    • grif99

      Well, time to take stock

      3 years ago

      Guess who's back...
      Back again... for about the fifth time
      I am back...
      I'm not dead...

      At least it might have been intriguing if I had died in the intervening five months between now and my last entry, but sadly I didn't and despite having garnered a nasty series of cuts in a fight (I won), being diagnosed with clinical depression 4 months ago and losing it 1 month ago, becoming an uncle (to my surprise), watching Gmod videos, finally figuring out Steam, getting pissed off with Google, falling in love with Valve (except for Steam), going through yet another new job at like £15 an hour and generally cocking about in my trademark way...

      I never cease to amaze myself with my propensity to prevaricate. It's taken me five months to actually get on this site again. I wonder if I should change my profile picture...

      Anyway, developments.
      None.
      I started a Youtube account to the intention of making my own Gmod vids... does that count?

      This site is shiny as fuck now, and holy crapular did I not know there was a season 10. I've got to catch up! Good thing I've nearly done with large swathes of my work.

      Nice to see y'all again!

    • grif99

      Phoneo, oh phoneo!

      3 years ago

      Ha! Bet you thought I was dead, didn't you? Wrong! I'm alive, well and still chattin' shit. This time, though, there's a difference: I'm typing this from the magical world of my new Windows Phone 7, an HTC Mozart to be precise! Sorry for it being so short like this but this alone has taken me about ten bloody minutes. Ah well, it wasn't even a squillion quid or two months late... EBay, you love it or you hate it. Whoo! Bye. =)

    • grif99

      Not very good at this

      3 years ago

      2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. 2 MONTHS. WHAT THE cheese?

      As the title would suggest, I think yours truly is slipping somewhat in being an RTer. 2 MONTHS since my last log on (I think?) which would imply that I don't watch enough RvB. I haven't watched season 9 for bloody ages.

      While it does feel mildly awkward, seeing as several of my previous journal entries are about this subject, I bid a good evening to all of you who give a toss.

    • grif99

      Revolution in their minds...

      3 years ago

      Well, I'm pissed off right now. Why? First, I have a shite load of work to do right now, and still I prevaricate. Second, my brother is accusing me of breaking his stereo and subwoofer and thus charging me 250 quid (I only have thirty so he can fuck off). Third, yesterday my bitch of a former girlfriend, Fiona, walked out on me. The whole thing had been going sideways for a while and we all saw it coming, but still... eh, fuck her, she's a bint to yours truly now. So I got a wee bit (insanely) pissed last night, then started playing "Children of the Grave" with my amp on full at about 2 am. Oh well, I staggered in home at some point. Read a letter (bill) cancelled the rent on my apartment and my parents said they'd be happy to take me in for a while. At least there's that. But waking up at shit o'clock with all three of your younger siblings staring at you like you've materialised from Planet Palaven and flopped all over their bacon is pretty creepy. Still...

      I brought all my crap along, so I can play games and holy crap, the 2003 game Freelancer is still bloody amazing. On a similar note I was going to write something on Gears of War 3 but Shotgunchief has pretty much covered things that I wanted to say.

      On a final note, seriously, this is getting annoying. STOP LEAVING THE SITE, OMEGA14. Thank'ee and goodbye.

    • grif99

      JESUS!

      3 years ago

      Thought that'd get your attention. It's been fuckin' aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages since I made a journal, eh? Looks like my days of forum raping are over, replaced by the cold, unfeeling world of work. Shall I tell you what I've been up to? Well, here we go, even if you honestly couldn't give a toss.

      - I'm no longer a fat bastard with pallid skin. Now I'm lean, muscular and awesome at running. Exercise feels good and joining the army at last seems feasible.
      - I can play the guitar again. Picked it up halfway through July and thought it was time to get the damn thing playing again. Well, it and I play, and it sounds excellente, and feels it too.
      - I can fence, on a random note. I'm a sabreur.
      - My random drawings have progressed rather a lot. Though I can't say I've uploaded any to that bucket of photos, Photobucket (no shit), how's this for a starting title? I absolutely promise I will update you soon on what it is.
      - Paddy, County Meath and Sligo are amazing places. No I don't care that you probably don't live there.

      So how's that for a start? I have a project design to do right now, deadline tomorrow (fuck! only half finished, and it's 20 past 9) so I should probably stop doing this. One last thing: Gears of War 3 is fucking AMAZING. I want to marry the Retro Lancer, bayonet-charging a Locust and raising it like a gory meat-banner salute to Epic is one of the most fun things I did all month. So who's up for some hoarding the horde and donning the insane campaign? Whoo! S'in a bit.

    • grif99

      Nothing.

      3 years ago

      Literally nothing has happened has happened in the past few weeks of note. Well, I am on holiday...
      Dad's 50 today, though. *party popper*

      RESOLUTION! My Random Drawings have progressed so far, they are no longer random, they are are franchise. And I will definitely show you some of them soon.

    • grif99

      I just laughed my arse off.

      4 years ago

      I long time ago, I posted a journal asking what would happen if you were to send a friend request to yourself. A theory put forward was that RT would respond with "you friendless turdfarmer".

      Go ahead, try it. It's not that much different.

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    Just don't friend request me if I've never had any contact with you, it's annoying.

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  • Comments (124)

    • LostNirvana

      LostNirvana

      3 years ago

      Haven't heard your face in a while! as for your comments

      keyboard: indeed, they're a US company though so shipping will be a bitch

      my screenshot: it's more sane and organized than you'll ever comprehend. Instead of all your windows and programs and shit being behind each other they're all right in front of you tiled nicely. Quite brilliant really...

    • paddymcgee

      paddymcgee

      3 years ago

      Comments! Comments for everything!

    • paddymcgee

      paddymcgee

      3 years ago

      It's a nice place. Don't mention Russia to the locals and it remains a nice place.

    • Don113

      Don113

      3 years ago

      I post my fanfiction stuff on fanfiction.net, appropriately. Same username as I use on RvB,a la Don113.

    • LostNirvana

      LostNirvana

      3 years ago

      Looking for a drummer right now.

    • LostNirvana

      LostNirvana

      3 years ago

      Mint>Ubuntu. Crunchbang is extremely light-weight though if you have a computer that's 10 years old and you want it to look as sexy as your brand new $3000 ricer. Slackware if you're not lazy and want to learn how to Linux.

    • LostNirvana

      LostNirvana

      3 years ago

      No shit, anything Red Hat is all hell to install. I'd recommend Linux Mint, Crunchbang or Slackware for people who like for their shit to work.

    • LostNirvana

      LostNirvana

      3 years ago

      Slackware, or I might scrap Linux for BSD, need to find drivers for my card though. IDK if AMD supports it.

    • Shotgunchief

      Shotgunchief

      4 years ago

      I looked it up in the search bar and found someone had a screen of it.

    • Shotgunchief

      Shotgunchief

      4 years ago

      It used to be if you tried to edit your post outside the time limit, the error message would pop up. I just tried and it didn't work.

      Now I don't know if it still exists or not...